When you finish 52–102, 40 games out of first place, there is no joy in Mudville. Yes, that’s the capsule of the 1930 Phillies. What went wrong?
A number of Major League Baseball's legendary milestone home runs were struck at various ballparks in the city of Philadelphia.
The first All-Star Game ever played in Philadelphia was also a first for Major League Baseball. The game, played at Shibe Park on July 13th, 1943 was the first midsummer classic to be scheduled at night.Being a "first" involving the illumination of a ball game in the dark was nothing new for Shibe, which had also been the … Continue reading Philadelphia’s first MLB All-Star Game
Dick Sisler is mobbed by his Whiz Kids teammates after the 10th inning home run that won the 1950 NL pennant The team that we now lovingly know as the Philadelphia Phillies was born way back in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers. During that first season they also became referred to as the 'Philadelphians', … Continue reading The Whiz Kids